Marvel Comics has found their Thor!
According to Nikki Finke, Chris Hemsworth has been cast as the God of Thunder in their upcomng Thor movie to be release May 20th, 2011. If he looks familiar, it may be because he is currently playing George Kirk, the father of James T. Kirk, in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie. He is also extremely familiar to Australians as the 25-year-old has appeared in 171 episodes of the hit show, Home and Away.
Supposedly there will be some other casting news for this film when the official press release comes out, but for now this should be enough to tide most people over. Add in Kenneth Branagh as the director of the film, and there are going to be all sorts of accents flying around in his movie.
The big question that will haunt this movie up until premiere date is whether the movie going public is ready for a movie about a viking god. Not sure how this will play with the mainstream movie going public.
At least they’ve got an actor locked for their lead role… unlike the Green Lantern movie project.